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Placement Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Placement Location: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: American

 

About: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is a national not-for-profit child health and development organization providing family centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service; health professional training; and clinical research in Uganda. Baylor-Uganda is  committed to  providing high quality, high impact and highly ethical pediatric, and family centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.

 

Baylor-Uganda current priority areas include:

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Care and Treatment Services
  • Health Professional Training & Capacity Building
  • Clinical research
  • Maternal and Child Illnesses

 

Position Overview: Develop, monitor, and review resource mobilization strategies for sustaining the organization’s programs in line with the strategic objectives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan in line with the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Review the organization’s budgets so as to establish the program financial needs/gaps in line with Baylor’s strategic plan and financial policies and procedures
  • Manage and review the preparation and development of fundable quality proposals for the organization’s program in accordance with proposal writing guidelines
  • Develop and maintain relations with potential donors including local funding agencies, corporate sectors and international donors in line with donor requirements and Baylor’s funding policies and procedures
  • Monitor the implementation of funded projects by liaising with the responsible departmental heads to ensure quality and informed reporting to donors on a timely basis, in line with the contractual donor obligations
  • Follow-up on project proposals submitted to donors and keep proper record of all correspondences in line with organizational requirements
  • Write project and accountability reports and submit them to donors in line with donor requirements
  • Raise Baylor’s profile in Uganda through information sharing with donors and other stakeholders to ensure successful fundraising in line with the strategic objectives official funding guidelines
  • Facilitate training of Baylor staff and partners in fundraising and donor reporting in line with Baylor’s training strategy and guidelines

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Fundraising and resource mobilization skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Communication (oral and written) and report writing skills
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), data  collection, validation and analysis
  • Proven English language writing and editorial skills
  • Strong interest in global public health
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration
  • A postgraduate qualification in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage
  • Three (3) years working experience in fundraising and mobilization  and in donor environment

 

Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.  Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included. Baylor-Uganda will coordinate the identification of safe and secure permanent accommodation/housing upon arrival to Kampala, Uganda. GHC fellows will not be assigned to work in areas determined “off limits” by the United States Embassy in Uganda and will be prohibited from traveling in those areas.